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No need of a coach if Kohli thinks he is the boss: Prasanna

Jun 23,Kolkata: Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna today took a dig at Virat Kohli and said. "Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss? I don't think they even need the services of batting or fielding coaches (Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar)," the former spin great told PTI.

Prasanna also questioned Kohli's captaincy abilities. "Kohli is undoubtedly a very good player but I do not know whether he is a good captain or not," he said.

Controversy in Indian Cricket emerges after Anil Kumble quit as India coach in the aftermath of their Champions Trophy final loss to arch-rivals Pakistan, stating that Kohli had reservations about his coaching "style" and their partnership was "untenable".

Prasanna further said the time has come for India to look beyond old warhorses like Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "I don't think they will be able to continue till the next World Cup in 2019, they will be 38 then. We need fresh and young legs and players who are extremely agile," he said.